To Be Hero

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tu Bian Ying Xiong Baba, 凸变英雄 BABA
Japanese: TO BE HERO
English: To Be Hero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:45 (JST)
Producers: Emon, LAN Studio
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 2856328,563 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2757
Members: 63,761
Favorites: 168

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For Uncle, a lecherous but handsome toilet designer, it is just an ordinary day of neglecting his duties as a single parent to hit on women and talk about his "superpower": his ability to tell a lady's hip size at a glance. But when he is sucked down into a toilet, the Space Peace Republic Alliance Hero Committee gives him real superpowers, and he becomes the hero of Earth. There is only one problem—he has become an ugly, unrecognizable fatty who is unable to reveal his real identity.

Uncle's beloved daughter Min-chan does not believe that such a vulgar fatty could be her father, and casts him out of his own home. Distraught and homeless, he joins up with his perverted neighbor Yamada-san, a small man with a fondness for streaking, and sets out to convince Min-chan that he is her father.

Full of sexual innuendo and slapstick humor, To Be Hero follows Uncle as he befriends bizarre allies and combats even more bizarre foes, fighting for the future of earth against aliens and—more importantly—his future with his daughter.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Aoyama, Yutaka

Jiang, Chenmin

Tsukino, Moa


Sugita, Tomokazu


Maeda, Takeshi

First Prince

Inoue, Kazuhiko

Great Emperor

Iizuka, Shouzou


Lu, Xing Cheng
Li, Haoling
Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Creator, Editing
Muramatsu, Hisashi
Sound Director
Episode Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation, Color Design


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"Ainikoiyo (アイニコイヨ)" by BRATS

Ending Theme

"Watashi no Papa ga Chikyuu o Mamoru (私のパパが地球を守る ~我爹守护地球~)" by Kazuyo Lin

Episode Videos


Sep 12, 2023
This is a great anime. although the humor is jarring at times and may not be for everyone the humor is NOT the only aspect of this anime.

Unfortunately the reason this anime is so hard to recommend is because it has some of the fastest speaking/subtitles in any anime. it is very hard to stay on the same page as the anime, and even if you do manage to read every line it is pretty difficult to read between the lines, especially when the lines are already hidden behind a wall of constant humor.

This anime is recommended Mostly to a more mature audience, not ...
Aug 30, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Well, this anime is kind of special. However, I just can't possibly rate it higher than 6 overall and 7 for enjoyment.

It's just a gag anime, a lot of toilet humour and weird jokes. That was what I was watching this for. However, at the end they felt the need to ruin it all and suddenly make the last few episodes somewhat serious and extremely boring. What are they even trying to pull? No, we don't need a weird background story or anything else that'd make us "sympathize" with the characters or whatever. A gag anime/manga/novel needs to STAY like that to the end. ...
Apr 27, 2018
You know, MAL needs a negative scoring for so bad its almost worth watching because of how shitty it is, if only there was a pay off at the end

its a pretty crappy gag anime, i was hoping for the story to be a little better but the final act twist is solidly eh, toilet humor never gets any better after the second ep

the art only hits watchable around 10% of the time, otherwise its just a bunch of offensive flesh in the same 2 settings

honestly this anime was a waste of a good title, at least it thematically stays pretty consistent

if you watch ...

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